BirthdayFebruary 7, 1943
BirthplaceNew York City, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Eric Foner

    Full name: Eric Foner
    Also known as: Eric Foner, Foner, Eric
    Professions: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew
    Nationality: American

  2. Eric Foner Known for

    Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009), Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008), Who Rules America (2012), The Gettysburg Address (2015)

  3. Eric Foner Biography

    Eric Foner (born February 7, 1943) is an American historian. On the faculty of the Department of History at Columbia University since 1982, he writes extensively on political history, the history of freedom, the early history of the Republican Party, African American biography, Reconstruction, and historiography. Foner is the leading contemporary historian of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, having written Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877, winner of many prizes for history writing, and more than ten other books on the topic. His free online courses on "The Civil War and Reconstruction," published in 2014, are available from Columbia University on ColumbiaX at: 2011, Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize, Lincoln Prize, and the Bancroft Prize. Foner also won the Bancroft in 1989 for his book Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution. In 2000, he was elected president of the American Historical Association.

  4. Eric Foner Family

    Spouse: Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
    Siblings: uncles Philip S. Foner, Moe Foner, Harry Foner
    Parents: Jack D. Foner, Liza Kraitz

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